Further cementing Facebook's present-day role as a center for old, angry people to congregate, a New York City judge declared Facebook messages a perfectly acceptable venue for filing divorce papers.

The ruling, issued by Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Matthew Cooper, is apparently geared towards allowing a Brooklyn woman to file against her husband, who vanished several years ago and—like a Brooklyn man has done before him—reportedly communicates with her only by phone and Facebook.

According to the slip opinion, the holding doesn't change the court's preference for in person service delivered by a process server or home delivery of the papers, both of which the person filing must first attempt.

Still, might be a good time to start checking your "other" folder, married people.

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